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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 18, 2013.
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Ex-ETA leader dies in France after stroke

BILBAO, Spain, April 2 (UPI) -- The former leader of the Basque terrorist group ETA has died in Paris after suffering a stroke while imprisoned, a support group announced over the weekend.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Spanish court upholds same-sex marriage

Spanish court upholds same-sex marriage

MADRID, July 5 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Court Thursday rejected an appeal against the Spanish law that allows same-sex marriage, a decision that upholds such unions as legal.

EIB, Spain ink interconnector finance deal

MADRID, June 20 (UPI) -- An effort to connect Spain's electricity grid with that of France was aided this week with $220 million in financing from the European Investment Bank.
Rajoy, Monti, press Europe for help

Rajoy, Monti, press Europe for help

MADRID, June 13 (UPI) -- Prime ministers in Spain and Italy defended their financial strategies Wednesday with each calling on Europe to do more to end the financial crisis.
Spanish bonds lose ground Monday

Spanish bonds lose ground Monday

MADRID, June 11 (UPI) -- Spanish bonds got more expensive for Madrid Monday after early optimism provided by a $125 billion international bank bailout faded.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 9, 2012.
By United Press International

EU leaders: Economic turmoil not over

BERLIN, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Europe faces more turmoil this year than last, with further painful belt-tightening that will test Europeans' resolve, European leaders warned their nations.

Spain PM: 'Difficult times,' 'no miracles'

MADRID, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Spain's new leader warned of "difficult times" ahead and "no miracles" after his conservative party swept to victory in an election forced by the debt crisis.

Debt-ridden Spain holds election

MADRID, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A federal election began Sunday in financially troubled Spain Sunday with wide anticipation the ruling Socialist party would fall to conservatives.
Spanish leader calls for early elections

Spanish leader calls for early elections

MADRID, July 30 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, bowing to pressure calling for his departure, has called for early elections to choose his successor.
Norway deaths prompt EU xenophobia warning

Norway deaths prompt EU xenophobia warning

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero urged for a European Union response to combat xenophobia in the wake of the killing spree in Norway.
Spain's Popular Party defeats Socialists

Spain's Popular Party defeats Socialists

MADRID, May 23 (UPI) -- Spain's Partido Popular Party defeated Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's Socialist Party in local and regional elections, officials said Monday.

Zapatero defends budget cuts in Spain

MAD, Spain, May 20 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said without budget cuts put into place, Spain would have likely required a financial bailout in 2010.

Spain's PM rejects ETA violence

MADRID, April 18 (UPI) -- The Spanish prime minister has demanded that the Basque separatist group Bildu distance itself from the armed nationalist organization ETA, officials said.
Spain's prime minister reacts to criticism

Spain's prime minister reacts to criticism

MADRID, April 4 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister said Sunday his decision not to run for re-election next year will force the Popular Party to get to work, instead of attacking him.

Spain P.M. Zapatero say no third term

MADRID, April 2 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Saturday he will not seek a third term in the country's next general election in 2012.

Chilean president asks Spain to invest

MADRID, March 9 (UPI) -- Chile's president asked Spanish businessmen to invest more in Chile to strengthen the alliance between the two countries, Fox News Latino reported Wednesday.
Spain intervention in Libya last resort

Spain intervention in Libya last resort

MADRID, March 9 (UPI) -- The Spanish prime minister said the country's intervention in Libya should be a last resort and backed by the United Nations, Earth Times reported Tuesday.
Spain rejects ETA cease-fire proposal

Spain rejects ETA cease-fire proposal

MADRID, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Spain has rejected a proposed permanent cease-fire with the Basque separatist group ETA, saying it did not go far enough.
Spanish premier reorganizes Cabinet

Spanish premier reorganizes Cabinet

MADRID, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, facing discontent over economic policy, reshuffled his Cabinet Wednesday.

Spaniards freed from al-Qaida custody

MADRID, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Two Spanish hostages kidnapped in November by al-Qaida were set free Monday by their captors, the Spanish government announced.
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